Changes in muscle size, architecture, and neural activation after 20 days of bed rest with and without resistance exercise

@article{Kawakami2001ChangesIM,
  title={Changes in muscle size, architecture, and neural activation after 20 days of bed rest with and without resistance exercise},
  author={Yasuo Kawakami and Hiroshi Akima and Keitaro Kubo and Yoshiho Muraoka and Hiroshi Hasegawa and Motoki Kouzaki and Morihiro Imai and Yoji Suzuki and Atsuaki Gunji and Hiroaki Kanehisa and Tetsuo Fukunaga},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={84},
  pages={7-12}
}
Abstract Nine healthy men carried out head-down bed rest (BR) for 20 days. Five subjects (TR) performed isometric, bilateral leg extension exercise every day, while the other four (NT) did not. Before and after BR, maximal isometric knee extension force was measured. Neural activation was assessed using a supramaximal twitch interpolated over voluntary contraction. From a series cross-sectional magnetic resonance imaging scans of the thigh, physiological cross-sectional areas (PCSA) of the… Expand
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